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Missing teen found dead in Gothenburg harbour

A body was recovered from the waters in Gothenburg harbour on Saturday morning. Later police confirmed the body was that of 19-year-old man Rasmus Johansson who disappeared after a party two weeks ago.

Missing teen found dead in Gothenburg harbour

Coast Guard officials received a tip early Saturday and soon thereafter recovered a body from harbour.

Later in the day police confirmed the identity of the body as that of 19-year-old Johansson.

Johansson disappeared early in the morning of Saturday, September 25th following a crayfish party he attended with colleagues from work.

He was on his way to a nightclub in the city to continue the festivities, but lost track of his friends near a bus stop.

The last anyone heard from Johansson was a telephone call he placed to his sister around 11.30pm on Friday night. According to his sister, Johansson felt threatened, but the cut off before she was able to learn where he was.

He was thought to have disappeared near an industrial area on the Göta River, upstream from the harbour.

An initial examination of the body didn’t reveal any signs that Johansson had been the victim of foul play.

However, police told the Aftonbladet newspaper that they will continue their investigation of the case.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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